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Tripura police to arrest ex-chief secy from Delhi in PWD scam
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The Tripura police on Wednesday said it was taking steps to arrest former state chief secretary Y.P. Singh in connection with the multi-crore PWD scam in which former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former PWD Chief Engineer Sunil Bhowmik have already been arrested.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura's ex-Minister found in hospital after 6 days' hunt
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) Former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury, whom police was hunting frantically for the past six days in an alleged corruption case, was found in a private hospital late on Monday night "in mysterious circumstances", police said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
AirAsia to connect Agartala to Delhi, Kolkata
Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday launched flights from here to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal in Manipur.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Tripura PWD scam probe: IPS officer suspended,6 transferred
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura on Thursday suspended an IPS officer and transferred six senior police officials and following the police's failure to arrest former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura man held for offensive remarks against woman MP
Agartala, Oct 13 (IANS) A man from Tripura was Sunday arrested by the state police from Manipur for allegedly posting offensive comments in social media against Lok Sabha member Pratima Bhowmik, an official said.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Repatriation of Reang tribals to Mizoram runs into rough weather
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 9 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriations of over 35,000 Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura, is running into rough weather as the migrants are reluctant to return to their villages in Mizoram unless their demands, including for security to their lives, are met.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tripura CM raises northeast issues with Sheikh Hasina
Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the national capital and discussed about connectivity and trade between the northeastern states and the neighbouring country.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
For 1st time in 525 yrs, no animal sacrifice in Tripura temple
Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS) There would be no sacrifice of animals during Durga Puja in the famous Durga Bari temple here for the first time in 525 years as the Tripura High Court has banned the centuries-old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Tripura govt set to file SLP against animal sacrifice ban
Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) The Tripura government would soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court against the Tripura High Court order banning the centuries old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places in the northeastern state, a state minister said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion
Curb on bamboo products import will benefit NE India: Biplab
Agartala, Sep 30 (IANS) Bamboo growing northeastern region would be hugely benefited after the imposition of restrictions by the Indian government on the import of some bamboo products including incense sticks, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Monday.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Agartala gang rape: 2 minor among six arrested
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) The police have arrested six persons, including two minors, in connection with the gang rape of a woman here late on Tuesday night. A total of 10 persons have been accused in the case.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six killed in Tripura road accident
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) At least six people were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in western Tripura on Thursday, the police said.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura Cong chief quits over NRC plea (2nd Lead)
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) In a setback to the Congress, Tripura party chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman resigned on Tuesday alleging the central party leadership was not "allowing him to work freely and independently and he has been under pressure to withdraw the NRC case filed in the Supreme Court."
2019-09-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Polling underway in Tripura by-poll
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Voting was underway peacefully on Monday for the by-poll in BJP-ruled Tripura's Badharghat Assembly constituency and the voting will continue until 5 p.m.
2019-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Schools use boats to distribute exam papers in Tripura
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Boats and indigenous ferries were pressed into service to distribute question papers in many schools in remote areas in Tripura.
2019-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Tripura CM backs Shah's 'one nation, one language' call
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah's call for 'one nation, one language' and said he didn't believe English language was the only key to development.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura's legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Railways to install national flags at 41 places
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to install national flags at 41 locations by March next year to impart a sense of nationalism and patriotism among passengers, an official said on Thursday.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Tripura House witnesses acrimonious scenes
Agartala, Aug 30 (IANS) Uproarious scenes prevailed in the Tripura Assembly on Friday, the first day of its three-day session and the opposition CPI-M members staged a walkout twice after the Speaker rejected their adjournment motion and to protest the promulgation of the Essential Services Maintenance Bill, 2019 in the BJP-ruled state.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Death for Tripura youth for minor's rape-murder
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) A fast-track special court in Tripura on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a 27-years-old youth accused of raping and murdering a minor girl last year, a government Public Prosecutor said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian, Bangladesh border guards exchange Eid greetings
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Bank CD ratio in Tripura rises to 66% in 16 months: CM
Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS) The credit-deposit (CD) ratio of banks in Tripura increased by 18 per cent to 66 per cent from 48 per cent in the 16-month of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India asks B'desh for land to expand Agartala airport runway
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian government has sought 52 acres of land from Bangladesh to expand the runway of Agartala's Maharaja Bir Bikram airport, top officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy
India's 7th Economic Census begins from Tripura
Agartala, July 29 (IANS) India's seventh Economic Census began from Tripura on Monday and a similar task would be launched in other states and Union Territories across the country next month, officials said.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
High voter turnout in Tripura panchayat polls
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 8,54,900-strong electorate on Saturday cast their votes in the three-tier gram panchayat elections in Tripura with the balloting mostly peaceful, officials said.
2019-07-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura exports exotic pineapples, lemons to Dubai
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday flagged off the 17-tonne consignment of exotic and juicy pineapple to Dubai. Besides pineapple, Tripura is also exporting lemons to Dubai.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
12 Rohingya refugees stay put at Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, including five children and two women, who tried to enter India from Bangladesh, have refused to leave the Zero Line along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura for the past three days, Border Security Force (BSF) official said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Week long BSF celebrations to mark Operation Vijay
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) To mark the 20th anniversary of the victory in 'Operation Vijay', the Border Security Force (BSF) will conduct a series of events to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of the Indian Army during the Kargil war, a BSF release said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Rs 1,400 cr tourism projects approved for NE in 5 years
Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects in the eight northeastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pratima Bhowmik, a Tripura MP, on Tuesday quoting Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Floods affect 15,000 in Tripura & Mizoram; rail traffic hit
Agartala/Aizawl, July 14 (IANS) Over 15,000 people have shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low lying areas and villages by rain, officials said on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
3 killed in Tripura road accident
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and another injured in a road accident in Tripura's Dhalai district on Saturday, police said.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence reported in Tripura ahead of July 27 panchayats polls
Agartala, July 8 (IANS) Ahead of the July 27 panchayat elections in Tripura, at least 50 political leaders and workers of the ruling BJP, CPI-M and Congress were injured in various clashes and attacks in the past 48 hours in at least 10 places across the state, the police said on Monday.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Government yet to decide on mobile network improvement in NE border areas
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) The Indian government is yet to decide on the improvement of mobile networks along the international border areas of the northeastern states due to security reasons, a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) official said here on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Tripura CM, economists, traders hail Budget
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Tripura's Chief Minister, economists and traders on Friday hailed the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP, IPFT to fight Tripura local bodies polls separately
Agartala, July 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP and its junior partner IPFT will contest against each other in the July 27 three-tier gram panchayat elections in Tripura, leaders of the two parties said on Tuesday.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura CM urges new waterways with Bangladesh
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has requested the Centre to create new waterways between the state and Bangladesh to boost trade and tourism in the northeastern region, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura, Mizoram launch ambitious afforestation plan
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have undertaken an ambitious plan for afforestation in the two Northeastern states, a state Minister said on Wednesday.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
SpiceJet to start Guwahati-Dhaka flights on July 1
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) The budget carrier SpiceJet will introduce flights on the Guwahati-Dhaka-Guwahati route on July 1, according to an airline spokesperson.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Tripura Minister Roy Burman axed from ministry
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) In a major political development, a senior minister of the BJP-IPFT government in Tripura, Sudip Roy Burman, was on late Friday night removed from the ministry, an official notification said.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Prevalence of Hepatitis virus higher among tribals in India'
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) The incidence of the Hepatitis-B virus is higher among the tribals, specially the Jarawas of the Andaman Islands and the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, experts said.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
2 ministers in new Modi government from Northeast
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) Kiren Rijiju and Rameswar Teli are the two ministers from the northeastern region in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government.
2019-05-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CPI-M, Congress ask Tripura government to restore law & order
Agartala/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Opposition CPI-M and Congress on Tuesday urged the BJP-led government in Tripura to stop unrelenting political violence against opposition party leaders and workers and restore rule of law.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India-Bangladesh officials to discuss border issues
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh District Magistrate-Deputy Commissioner level meeting would be held here on Monday to discuss border-related issues including crime as well as terrorism, an official said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Tripura suspends IPS officer, 8 TSR troopers
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and eight troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from service for breaching discipline, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unrelenting heat wave, deficit rain hit normal life in N-E
Agartala/Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Intense heat wave conditions and deficit pre-monsoon rains have hit normal life across the northeastern region and also severely affected the supply of drinking water, officials said.
2019-05-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Re-polling in 168 booths in Tripura on May 12
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) Re-polling in 168 booths in 26 Assembly segments under Tripura West parliamentary constituency will be held on May 12, an Election Commission (EC) official said here on Wednesday.
2019-05-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Opposition demands fresh polls in Tripura West seat
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M and the Congress on Saturday threatened to launch an agitation and move the Supreme Court if the Election Commission did not order fresh voting in the Tripura West parliamentary seat, which went to the polls on April 11.
2019-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Voters, polling staff blocked by BJP in Tripura: CPI-M, Congress
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Opposition CPI-M and Congress on Tuesday alleged that thousands of voters were prevented from casting their votes and a large number of polling agents belonging to the two parties were not allowed to enter or sit inside the polling stations by the ruling BJP and its goons.
2019-04-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics